Himapan Gallery
Himapan Gallery
4.5
Paint & Pottery Studios • Lessons & Workshops
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Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Our lotus leaf painting studio provides an unique and relaxing experience. Make yourself an artist with our hands on 3 hours lesson for a delicate and authentic result. Enjoy the session with friends and family every morning from Tuesday to Saturday or come along with your fellows for a festive evening !
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4.5
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Kari B
Bangkok, Thailand6 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
For a friend's birthday, a group of us girls went to Himapan to take the lotus leaf painting class. It was a lot of fun and both Teck and Catherine were very patient and knowledgeable teachers. The group of us all came away with paintings as unique and individual as our personalities. Many of us were nervous about having no real artistic ability but many of the techniques and styles were easy to do and barely even required a paintbrush. They showed us a variety of pictures and colors to help us make the right choices and 3 hours later: poof we were professionals! The BIGGEST problem is you have to walk through their gorgeous antiques to get to the painting studio. Come for the paintings, leave with a chinese antique! I will say, after speaking with Teck, the antiques and furniture they sell are legitimate and unique. The pictures of both him and Catherine hand picking the furniture and restoring the pieces show they are a legitimate seller. They have a passion for antiques as art and put a high amount of pride and work into making sure their furniture is restored and brought back to new life. I'm impressed with the creativity and ideas these owners have and am looking forward to visiting their shop often!
Written December 10, 2013
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Kbry2009
24 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Even if you can't paint..this class is not to be missed. Learning the art of Lotus painting is a rare opportunity and then being able to actually paint myself was a wonderful insight into Asian art. The class was small giving us lots of support, and showing us a variety of techniques. Because I was unable to return to varnish my artwork, they packaged it up and included extra tools so that I could compete it at home. If I ever return to Bangkok I would absolutely sign up for this workshop again! Wonderful teacher and staff!
Written August 2, 2019
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Michelle Yip
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia184 contributions
Oct 2014 • Business
Entering Himapan for the very first time, you can't help but feel a sense of tranquility in its quiet and artistic surrounding. Surrounded by beautiful Asian antique pieces and a scattering of completed lotus paintings, you will feel like you have left your stress and worries at the door.

The art of lotus painting is therapeutic and a great way to connect with your inner quiet self. In a place where your background or work is irrelevant information, you can easily be an artist as lotus painting does not require experience, skills or talents. You just need to be open to try. There's no worry about making a mistake with the colours or painting as you can easily wipe the colours away with water and start over.

Paired with some light refreshments, this is truly an experience one should attempt to put on their to-do list when in Bangkok.

Be prepared to spend about 3-4 hours per session, but fear not, the time will fly by as you sink yourself into making a piece of art that you can take home. Packaging for the painting is included, suitable for check-in at the airport. There is a 7-Eleven convenience shop 2 doors away, and a quiet cafe serving a variety of Western and Asian cuisine opposite Himapan Gallery.

A motor-tuk from Interchange Tower to Himapan Gallery will only cost 10 baht. Just say 'Silom Village', get on it and pay 10 baht per person without asking for price at the end of the journey. Even that itself is an experience you should not miss.

Definitely worth going back for and recommending to others!
Written October 23, 2014
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nassrin f
Montreal, Canada7 contributions
Aug 2015 • Business
While the lotus painting experience is interesting at Himapan, avoid buying any of the antique Chinese furniture. I recently paid a hefty sum for one their furniture which I shipped home only to discover that one leg was completely rotten, looked burned! When I contacted the owner about this I was told that I must understand that the furniture is old and he was aware of this! If you decide to buy their furniture, make sure that you inspect it very carefully. They are not very honest about what they sell you.
Written October 7, 2015
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Aline P
Toulouse, France7 contributions
Nov 2013 • Solo
I bought several artififacts and furniture from Catherine and Teck. Having leaved in Asia for 30 years I found the prices very reasonable for good quality furniture. I strongly recommand a visit to this wonderful place. Himapan Gallery is a must when in Bangkok.
Written December 10, 2013
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Jen M
Bangkok, Thailand10 contributions
Nov 2013
Feeling excited about a trip to a cool gallery as described here on TripAdvisor only to find an antiques shop. I love antiques too but feel strongly that this is a con as it's not at all a gallery so should not be called one or listed here on Trip Advisor as one. Misleading and a waste of time for us after a real gallery.
Written December 7, 2013
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Sorry you didn't appreciate. However I can not accept when you say our antiques are just "con". We can easily certify and show to our customers the origin of our antique furniture. Most of the time we are able to provide a picture of the furniture before restoration. Regarding some pieces which are reproduction we always indicate clearly. I would have been happy to discuss with you about this and remain at your entire disposal for some further explanations.
Written December 9, 2013
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Bonnie H
merchantville, United States42 contributions
Apr 2016
My sister and I took an art class - oil paint on lotus leaves stretched on a canvas. It was really fun and we both did beautiful paintings. Catherine (the gallery owner) clearly explained the process, had high quality materials for us to work with, showed us a variety of examples, and left us alone to create. This was really fun. I made three paintings and love them all. Oil paints dry slowly and we were leaving the next day so Catherine agreed to varnish our paintings once they were dry (she did offer other more immediate options but I didn't really want to carry bulky paintings home anyway), box them up, & ship them to us. They arrived in excellent condition - bubble wrapped. My art looks beautiful! Over all this was a really fun experience. Catherine & her husband were charming and fun to talk to.
Written June 22, 2016
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Dear Bonnie, Thank you so much for your kind review. It is very heart warming to hear that you enjoyed so much your experience @himapangallery. We are deligted to know that you are happy and proud of your paintings. Best, Catherine & Teck
Written September 24, 2017
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Cindy P
Wichita, KS105 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
This was wonderful. One thing--our taxi driver was genuinely lost, trying to find the place, so we were about 45 minutes late. The owner was completely fine with our tardiness, however, and the class proceeded (there were only two students, my sister and I). Painting the lotus leaf panels was a neat process, and a lot of fun. We will have mementos unlike the usual souvenir. Very relaxing, fun experience.
Written May 8, 2016
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Dear Cindy, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy to hear about your experience with us and hope you like your paintings very much. Thank you, Sincerely, Catherine & Teck
Written September 24, 2017
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TheresaOregon
Keizer, OR128 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
From the moment I entered the art gallery I was mesmerized by the experience of painting on lotus leaves!

Teck and Catherine were gracious hosts and clearly have a passion for beauty.

The first floor of the gallery is one-of-kind pieces and the second and third floors are the art workshops.

It's really a beautiful thing to take something organic and transform it into art for my home that brings fond reminders of Thailand.

Thank you Teck and Catherine!

Theresa, USA

Written November 23, 2015
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Dear Theresa, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our lotus leaf painting class very much and so to see your lotus panel painted on the pictures. Thank you, Sincerely, Catherine & Teck
Written September 24, 2017
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liba
Tel Aviv, Israel4 contributions
I took part in the lotus leaf painting workshop and had an amazing time! I joined initially for three hours but found myself coming back the next day as time flew by. If you have half a day or more to treat yourself to some me-time and are into experiencing something creative and new I highly recommend going there. Teck, the owner, is incredibly nice and welcoming and is very knowledgable in general. He and his wonderful stuff will teach you how to easily create something beautiful and one-of-a-kind to take home as a wonderful souvenir.
Written July 12, 2014
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